I received a phone call from Dan at the city land bank office informing me that someone is interested in purchasing BOTH of the lots that our community garden is on.
Sadly, this is the reality of leasing land. The prospective buyer has agreed to build on only one lot in the immediate future, with the understanding that in subsequent years that the other will be built upon "when he gets around to it." So, big stuff in the works as this now means that we have to consolidate all of the garden use onto one side. Which side is still undetermined but I will know shortly. but this means we need to move a LOT of stuff. potentially raised beds, bee hives, three contained compost bins, dozens of fruit bushes, an entire strawberry patch, and/or rain barrels.
i'm very sad about this.
i've contacted wayne from frijolito farms and he is open to rehoming our gardeners. sadly though the new garden space isn't available to take our perennials (blueberry, raspberry, strawberry, blackberry) or beehives. thankfully it is also an organic garden!